Requirements

The Economic Justice Clinic is a two-semester, eight-credit clinic (4 credits a semester) open to second and third-year students. Participants work at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) 13 hours each week and attend a two-hour weekly seminar conducted by Professor Portelli at the Law School and at NYLAG.  In addition to training on fair hearing advocacy, client interview, and intake skills and on attorney-client relationship rules and ethical considerations, seminars will also focus on the history and theory of poverty law in the United States. Professsor Portelli will bring in guest speakers from NYLAG who are experts in their field, and others from legal services provider organizations throughout the City, on current topics in economic justice.